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Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH
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Dodge Dakota Sport auto, 4 wheel on demand: , I'm Chip. Came

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Hi, I'm Chip. Came back to NH from FL, went to start my 2000 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L v6, turned over but wouldn't start (starting fluid didn't do it either). Now have the rapid clicking you asked about in another answer, but no crank anymore. Que pasa ?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 6 months ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** rapid clicking is caused by low voltage, have tried charging the battery, or jump starting it with another vehicle?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
to both, but I was going to get a new battery. Should have done before contacting Ask. Thanks Tim. I'll be back.
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 6 months ago.

Let me know,Tim

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hi Tim. Fresh battery gets starter going again, but still no ignition, even with starter fluid. Checked the Bosch Platinum +4 plugs but as expected look fine. I'd suspect fuel flow problem but starter fluid should have kicked it over ? I've checked all little fuses, look ok. Next ?
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 6 months ago.

Have you checked for spark at the spark plugs, when cranking?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hi Tim, I apologize for being so slow in responding. Took what I thought would be easiest route; replaced Cap & Rotor, still no start, then plug wires & finally put a new coil in place of old one. Left truck in Fall with Stabile in full tank, which I ran for awhile before parking. Sell it to a junk yard ? Chip
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
PS: now have a cyclical thud noise when cranking. Believe I have new plug wires on Cap correctly.